The Goleta Education Foundation (GEF) formed in 1989 to support specific programs in the nine elementary schools in the Goleta Union School District (GUSD). In 2014, teachers, parents, administrators, community members and business owners sought to revitalize and strengthen the GEF, expanding its mission and vision to achieve exciting new goals. Under this reinvigorated leadership, the GEF revised its bylaws, reorganized its board and recruited new board members from the business community to complement and improve upon the primary teacher-parent structure. Today, the GEF Board is focused on seeking investments to enhance the educational experience for students throughout the Goleta Union School District.

 

OFFICERS OF THE BOARD

Lisa Murphy Rivas
President

Brady M. Bustany
Secretary

Mark Jackson, CPA
Treasurer

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Andrew Firestone

Elizabeth O’Black Gans

Emily Izmirian

Blair Looker

Michael Parisse

Felicia Roggero

 

ADVISORY BOARD

William Banning
GUSD Superintendent

Luz Reyes-Martin
GUSD Trustee

Sonia Arnold-DeHay

Sarah Bautista

Kim Bruzzese

Mary Kahn

Pam Rennick

Ned Schoenwetter

Ryan Sparre

Abby Vaszquez

 

501(c)(3) TAX ID
77-0223008